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Suggest remedy for scalp psoriasis

Hello Dr. Prasad. I am 41 year old . I have recently developed scalp psoriasis around my ears which looks very odd.I had been to a skin specialist who asked me to get my Fe levels checked and sd i must go for some nutritional medicines from Amway which also included fish oil omega 3 which can speed up the treatment. SInce i am a vegetarian i dont want to take fish oil.Is there any other way i can get this treated?
Wed, 19 Nov 2014
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Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic

Psoriasis patients do not have low Iron levels neither do Fish Oils neither Omega 3 Fatty acids have any definite role in treating psoriasis.
I would suggest that you visit a dermatologist who would start you on specific therapy for psoriasis
I usually ask my patients of scalp psoriasis to use a coal tar+salicylic acid based shampoo, daily Or every alternate days.
Psoriasis is a steroid responsive dermatosis; topical treatment is mainly based on steroid+salicylic acid lotions, twice daily. Topical steroids bring about a remarkable improvement in the condition as soon as 2 -3 weeks.
Topical Viamin D analogues e.g calcipotriol, calcopotriene are alternative topical remedies for psoriasis. They are available in a lotion form combined with or without topical steroids.
Once significant improvement has been achieved with topical treatment, the improvement can be maintained with shampoos.

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Suggest remedy for scalp psoriasis

Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic Psoriasis patients do not have low Iron levels neither do Fish Oils neither Omega 3 Fatty acids have any definite role in treating psoriasis. I would suggest that you visit a dermatologist who would start you on specific therapy for psoriasis I usually ask my patients of scalp psoriasis to use a coal tar+salicylic acid based shampoo, daily Or every alternate days. Psoriasis is a steroid responsive dermatosis; topical treatment is mainly based on steroid+salicylic acid lotions, twice daily. Topical steroids bring about a remarkable improvement in the condition as soon as 2 -3 weeks. Topical Viamin D analogues e.g calcipotriol, calcopotriene are alternative topical remedies for psoriasis. They are available in a lotion form combined with or without topical steroids. Once significant improvement has been achieved with topical treatment, the improvement can be maintained with shampoos. Regards